Originally Posted by Breezy2011
I bought a purebred quarter horse filly this past summer. Her dam was registered. Her sire though, could be registered but was not before he got sold. I was really wondering if I could register her if I got the mares registered name and the sires name.
If the sire of my filly was registered, she would be eligible too. I have never seen the stud or even know his name as he was sold before I bought my filly.
Can she still be registered without the stud, if I asked the owner what his name is? Or would I have to track him down and ask his new owners if they registered him?
I am sorry to bust your plan of registering this filly.
First of all the sire would have to be registered with AQHA. It is VERY doubtful that the new owners did that because registering a 3+ year old horse with AQHA is very expensive. Registration fees 36 month to 48 month: $550; 48 month and older: $1000. Yes, AQHA feels like they are worth it ;-(
No matter what the name of the sire is - AQHA will not have any use for it without a registration.
Now, let's say the new owner DID register the horse and he has a name AQHA can deal with - even then there are many steps to go through. First somebody needs to file a stallion report ($25 + $5 for the mare plus $30 late fees). Then AQHA will ask for a DNA of the stallion ($50). They may ask for a DNA of the dam too if she did not have one done before ($50). Then, and only then, you can get an application for your filly. By the time you have that she will probably be already two years old. Registration fee for her is now $300.
Now, if the stallion was a Paint Horse (APHA) (I was thinking because of her blue eye) it would be a bit cheaper ... but the process would be the same.